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Paradigm Norton buys two firms

Bristol-based adviser Paradigm Norton has acquired two financial planning firms in the region as part of an aggressive expansion strategy.

The firm has bought Torquay-based firms David Jones Financial Planning and taken a majority stake in Hooper and Wollen Financial Planning, taking its staff levels to 32.

Paradigm Norton chief executive Barry Horner says: “We expect further acquisitions to follow in the coming months and years when the opportunities arise to purchase similar, high quality fee-based financial planning businesses.”

The firm was named as Retirement Planner of the Year 2010 by Money Marketing in March.


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